Quality internships offer a lot more than clerical work and coffee runs. They provide engaging learning opportunities with supportive employers. As a College of Business and Economics (COBE) student, an internship will help you gain experience, build a professional network and explore different career paths.
Did you know that you can earn academic credit for internship hours? Here are the basic requirements to consider if you are interested in earning credit for your internship.
- Internship duties must align with a COBE academic discipline and meet planned learning objectives
- Registration for academic credit is subject to approval by each department
- For-credit internships typically have pre-requites such as junior/senior standing, minimum GPA, etc.
- Every 45-50 hours worked equates to one academic credit
- You must complete all your internship hours in the same semester that you apply for academic credit
- There may be limits to the number of internship credits you can apply to your degree requirements
Please note — content on this page is provided as a quick reference. All official degree requirements are published in respective academic catalogs. Find your catalog on the Registrar’s site.
During required undergraduate advising, ask a COBE Academic Advisor if you can use internship credit toward your degree and major. An advisor will help identify if you need credit and where it fits into your academic plan. Need to meet outside of required advising? Contact COBE Advising Services today.
If you are in a fully online program, contact your program’s advising and student success team.
Gradate students interested in internship credit should speak with their program chair or assigned faculty advisor. For Career Track MBA students, refer to these required internship steps.
After you have met with an advisor, use COBE Career Services to find and apply to different internship opportunities. Schedule time with a career coach to draft your resume, practice for interviews, or target specific business internships. Want to start exploring now? Find opportunities on the COBE Internship and Job Board.
Once you have found an internship and accepted an offer, complete the following steps to apply for academic credit.
- Log into your myBoiseState account.
- Start your electronic application by clicking the plus (+) sign next to “Internship Application for Academic Credit” on the left-hand side of the application page.
- Fill out the application with as much detail as you are able.
- Complete the required online orientation and quiz.
Please note, University Career Services runs this portion of the application process. Contact University Career Services directly for technical assistance or review more information about technical application steps.
After you submit your application, it will be routed to your department internship coordinator (listed on this page) and your internship supervisor (external organization or company contact) for approval. For this reason, we suggest communicating with both prior to submitting your application.
Please note, you will not be registered for your internship credit(s) until your department internship coordinator and internship supervisor approve your application.
Once your application is approved, the Registrar’s Office will manually add your internship credits to your class schedule.
The last day to submit and obtain approval for all application materials is as follows:
SPRING – February 17, 2023
SUMMER – June 28, 2023
FALL – September 27, 2023
For all deadlines, refer to the Boise State Academic Calendar.
COBE Internship Coordinators
|Business and Economic Analytics||Teagen Nabity-Groverfirstname.lastname@example.org||(208)426-1181
|Career Track MBA||Trisha Lamb||trishastevenslamb@ boisestate.edu||(208)426-1120
|Information Technology Management||Teagen Nabity-Groveremail@example.com||(208)426-1181
|International Business||Jack Marrfirstname.lastname@example.org||(208) 426-7410
|Management: Human Resources, General Business, Entrepreneurship, Non Profit||Timothy Dunneemail@example.com||(208) 426-5022
|Supply Chain Management||Regis Terpendfirstname.lastname@example.org||(208)426-2949
Using Financial Aid
The University bills internship credit at the same rate as regular academic credit. There is an earlier deadline to have your application approved if you plan to use internship credits toward Financial Aid Eligibility. That deadline is typically noon on the 10th day of classes. Contact Financial Aid for more support.
Similarly, there may be additional deadlines and requirements if using Veteran Benefits. Contact Veteran Services for more support.